Student Start Up Visa - Whistler Immigration.

Are you an International Student with Entrepreneurial aspirations?

Have you identified a problem and have an idea to solve it but need assistance transforming your idea into a business model?

If you have the desire and drive to be your own boss and start up a business in Canada you may gain Canadian permanent residency through the Canadian Start Up Visa program.

The Canadian Start Up Visa program is ideal for high potential, innovative International Students or recent graduates from Canadian Universities who have an innovative idea to start a business in Canada that has the potential to create jobs and compete internationally.

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Advantages of the Start Up Visa Program for International Students

  • Gain permanent residence in Canada faster
  • Opportunity for you to work in Canada while the permanent residence application is in process (even if you’re not eligible for a post-graduation work permit!)
  • No minimum net worth requirement

Start Up Visa Requirements

To qualify for the official Canadian Start Up Visa Program you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have a qualifying business
  • Get a letter of support from a designated organisation
  • Meet language requirements
  • Have enough funds to settle

Why work with us?

At Whistler Immigration, our commitment to you extends far beyond providing immigration advice and application submissions. Our client-service philosophy puts you at the centre of care.

Recognizing that you have a vision for your business and future in Canada, we’ll develop the immigration strategy that best aligns with that vision. You’ll be backed by a team of passionate immigration and business professionals (most of whom have immigrated to Canada themselves) and our proven approach.

All of this contributes to the design of a custom approach to securing your future in Canada.


Did you know that our team has processed the most Startup Visa applications than any other firm in the Startup Visa Program?

How does it work?

  1. You are an International Student or recent graduate from a Canadian University
  2. Have an innovative idea you want to launch from Canada.
  3. Contact us and provide us with your information.
  4. If accepted, complete the virtual entrepreneurship training program (f.e. from a Designated Incubator) and receive an Offer of Acceptance to the Canadian Startup Visa Program.
  5. Launch your startup and immigrate to Canada.

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